Assistant Professor

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Number F67700 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor School/Unit School of Education Department SOESpecEd&DP: Dept Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit

The Special Education programs in the VCU School of Education prepare graduate students with knowledge in evidence-based
practice and inclusive education, skills in intervention research leading to effective strategies, evidence-based special education
teacher education preparation, and dispositions in serving young children and students with or without disabilities from diverse communities through systematic training in research, teaching, and service.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The counseling program in the VCU School of Education provides graduate students with research-based professional studies and clinical experiences necessary for effective counseling, advocacy, and leadership in diverse geographic and socio-economic settings. Specifically, the faculty prepare counselors with the specialized knowledge and skills required to be school counselors, college counseling and student affairs professionals, and couples and family counselors in the Commonwealth of Virginia and throughout the nation.

Position Responsibilities

Primary duties will be face-to-face, hybrid, and online teaching in the counselor education program. Applicants with teaching and professional work experience with an emphasis on urban education and commitment to advancing access, equity, and quality education for learners from
historically marginalized and underrepresented minority populations living in poverty and/or the educators that serve them are encouraged to apply. The candidate will be expected to teach a 4-4-2 teaching load with advising, supervising, and service responsibilities related to supporting
department initiatives.

Required Qualifications

-An earned doctorate in counselor education from a CACREP -accredited program
-Clear evidence of counselor professional identity
-Experience teaching university courses relating to preparing counselors
-Experience supervising practicum and internship students
-Commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students within urban settings with individuals in our schools who have been historically marginalized and done from a culturally responsive lens, and serving on dissertation committees
-Demonstrated teaching practice in advancing access, equity, and quality education for learners from historically marginalized and underrepresented minority populations living in poverty and/or the educators that serve them
-Demonstrated professional work and practice advancing access, equity, and inclusive excellence for individuals from historically marginalized and underrepresented minority populations, particularly those living in poverty and/or those that serve them
-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student environment and commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications

-Earned Virginia LPC / LMFT or eligibility for Virginia LPC / LMFT ; and
-Service in professional counseling organizations.

Date Posted 05/18/2021 Open Until Filled No Application Deadline Date 06/18/2021 Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally
underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience. In addition, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs at

Application materials must be submitted online through VCU eJobs by the application deadline, and must include all of the following: 1) A letter of application that addresses the applicant’s qualifications based on position announcement and consideration of the goals and mission of Virginia Commonwealth University and the School of Education; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) Two selected publications aligned with job description; 4) Diversity Statement; and 5) List of three professional references with contact information. Please upload contact information for references under ‘Other Document’ at for review by the Search Committee. Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will be accepted. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Abigail Conley, at If selected as a finalist for the position, candidates must agree to current and prior employers being contacted.

Posted Salary $71,500-78,000 Quick Link Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The School of Education values the following as our culture statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a positive work climate. Realizes that our well-being as an institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing field for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives, because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of its community.' Please describe ways in which you have worked to foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in your everyday life.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
  3. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  5. Publications
Optional Documents

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